Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is India's premier national entrance test jointly conducted by MIT Institute of Design (MIT-ID), Pune and Avantika University, Ujjain providing quality education in design. MIT Institute of Design (MIT-ID) and Avantika University have been established, operated and owned by MIT Group of Institutions, Pune. DAT is conducted primarily to evaluate and shortlist candidates for the under graduate and post graduate program.
Candidates aspiring to pursue Undergraduate (B. Des), Post Graduate program (M. Des) at MIT Institute of Design (MIT ID), Pune and Avantika University, Ujjain have to take the common, mandatory Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2018. A candidate needs to register for DAT. If shortlisted, he/ she would then need to attend the Studio Test and Personal Interview process conducted by respective of these institutes/university individually.
Admissions to the four year full time undergraduate program (B.Des) and two year full time post graduate program (M. Des) are purely on merit, based on a rigorous selection process comprising of Written Test (DAT), Studio Test and Personal Interview.
DAT Course 2018
MIT Institute of Design, Pune and Avantika University, Ujjain very carefully designs the centre level tests, the materials tests, and the personal interviews to ensure that candidates who have the best potential to become designers are given a preference for admission into our world class educational programs. Candidates who have the following abilities will be given preference for admission into the professional courses on offer at MIT Institute of Design, Pune and Avantika University, Ujjain.
Sharp ability to analyse things, situations, contexts and to map the situation
Sharp ability to identify the constituent elements of a given thing or a situation and an overall assessment of the same (internalisation)
Sharp ability to synthesise, i.e., having an ability to interpret, plan and evolve directions or strategies to address any given situation or set of issues (attitude towards problem solving)
Ability to keenly observe any given thing or situation (keenness of perception). This goes beyond just "looking" at a thing rather than more of "seeing"
Ability to relevantly classify and categorise information which is being rolled out and thereby to find connections, relationships to draw rational inferences("pattern seeking")
Ability to "learn" as opposed to bookish knowledge. Capacity for learnability by being mentally agile and flexible (learning to learn)
From the above, capacity to generate knowledge and its application
Ability to handle different materials and media which may or may not be familiar
Ability to emphatise - being sensitive towards feelings, needs and emotions of others and to have an ability to relate oneself with others in various contexts, specific situations, events etc.
Having unbounded curiosity towards things, people, situations etc,. A sense of wonderment, having a constant urge to ask questions and an urge to find out the what's, whys, how's, when's about the world and beyond.
Being individualistic i.e., having independent viewpoints and convictions (as opposed to stubbornness)
Being very much aware about what is going on in the world and beyond and having a "worldview"
Good ability to communicate - both verbal communication and non-verbal communication(may be through drawing, sketching and other media)
Ability to function or work as a good team member
Having an ability to be tenacious - not "giving up" easily
Attitude towards neatness, precision and production of quality work
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